FCCLA Welcomes New Executive Director!

The Minnesota Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Board of Directors welcomed Patrick Mitchell as the new Executive Director for the organization. Patrick joined the FCCLA community on December 19th, 2022. 

Prior to FCCLA. Patrick led statewide conferences, managed community inclusion projects and oversaw the administration of a statewide network that empowered thousands of people with disabilities a year. He also served two years with AmeriCorps, addressing workforce development needs in Minnesota. We are expecting great things for FCCLA!

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